MBA Admissions: Ross and Entrepreneurship
A quick glance at Michigan Ross: Ross currently ranks in 13th place as one of the best business schools, according to US News & World Report (March 2012). It is ranked in 11th place for entrepreneurship.
This year’s incoming class had 502 people in it. The average GMAT score was 703 and the class has an average undergraduate GPA of 3.4. The average number of years of work experience for the class of 2014 is 5 years.
26% of the class of 2014 have undergraduate degrees in engineering; 24% in business; 21% in humanities/social sciences; 15% in economics; 5% in math/physical sciences, 5% in computer science; and 4% in other areas.
Ross Academics Related to Entrepreneurship
Each year of the Ross MBA program consists of 4 terms. First-year students take required core courses during their first 3 terms. (See a list of required courses here.)
A highlight of the Ross curriculum (not only for entrepreneurially focused students) is the Multidisciplinary Action Projects (MAP) course. This required first-year course provides opportunities for students to work on collaborative projects for a global, hands-on, action-based, real-life experience.
ES 504 Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship
(See course descriptions for these courses here.)
2.2% (or 11 graduates) of the class of 2012 (U.S. citizens/permanent residents) reported that they started or bought their own businesses upon graduating. For foreign students, 0.3% (or 2 people) fell into this category.
For 2012 interns (class of 2013), 0.6% of students (3 people – U.S. residents) reported that they were starting or buying companies.
• JetBlue – Dave Barger
• William Davidson Institute, Guardian Industria, owner of Detroit Pistons, Detroit Shock, and Tampa Bay Lightning – William Davidson (1947)
• Syntel – Bharat Desai (1981)
• Groupon – Brad Keywell (1991)
• Sherpalo Ventures – Kavitark Ram Shriram
• Bonanza Restaurants – Sam Wyly (1957)
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